Ian Carty Irish ceramics moon lights Irish ceramics
Ian’s technique is based on a type of Pottery mass-produced around the first century AD these pots were coated with a very fine slip which potters had been using for hundreds of years to create there famous white and black pottery. He has made his own Irish version by adding Horsehair copper and peat from Irish bogs into the kiln as the vessels are fired, this releases carbon, in the form of black smoke which is infused into the pottery creating a dark black finish, and leaving the carbon of the bog infused into the ceramic, this process is very time consuming, And often takes Ian several hours to complete just one piece.
The koi dragon is one of many mythical characters in Chinese
says that a certain koi had the strength and courage to climb a magic
the koi reached the top exhausted, yet having reached its goal, the koi
transformed into a dragon.
As the koi fish swims up the waterfall and transforms itself
to a dragon, it symbolizes that nothing is impossible when you believe. If you
work hard and put yourself to tests, you will eventually rise above your fears
and become the ruler of your destiny.
Become the dragon.